Garden Fest to celebrate local food and music.
Admission: Adults $10, Children 4 to 10 $5, Children under 3 are Free
BATON ROGUE, La. – Food, music and hayride tours will be featured at the 2nd annual Garden Fest at Burden on June 15 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens in Baton Rouge.
From 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to take a hayride to the Botanic Gardens research area to taste tomatoes, watermelons, peppers and fruit crops and learn about the latest research conducted by the LSU AgCenter, according to Burden resident director Jeff Kuehny.
Food companies in the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator also will offer samples of their new foods and beverages beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Other garden tours will include the All-America Selections garden, the All-America Rose garden, and the Children's garden.
Visitors are invited to bring their best tomatoes from their gardens and enter them in the outstanding tomato contest.
LSU AgCenter experts will conduct a plant health clinic and diagnose problems with plant specimens visitors bring to them.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana Egg Commission will prepare and serve omelets from 7:30- 9:30 a.m. And visitors can sample bloody marys from Mason's Grill from 9-10 a.m.
The Louisiana Culinary Institute and the East Baton Rouge Parish Extension office will offer samples of dishes prepared from vegetables produced at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden from 10-11 a.m. The tastings will include recipes and nutrition information for each selection. There will be a People's Choice for best recipe so be sure to vote for your favorite.
Baton Rouge Music Studios and Visit Baton Rouge will present the Red Stick Idol contest and live music from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. To learn more about the Red Stick Idol Contest or to register click here. In addition, the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store will have ice cream available for purchase.
The Garden Fest Cocktail Contest will be held from 11a.m.-noon, when visitors can sample concoctions made from Louisiana spirits.
For more information please contact us at 225-763-3990.
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